Release Definition

rĭ-lēs
released, releases, releasing
verb
released, releases, releasing
To set free, as from confinement, duty, work, etc.
Webster's New World
To let go or let loose.
To release an arrow.
Webster's New World
To grant freedom from a tax, penalty, obligation, etc.
Webster's New World
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement.
Cells that release histamine.
American Heritage
To make available for use.
Released the funds for the project.
American Heritage
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noun
releases
A setting free or being set free; deliverance; liberation.
Webster's New World
Discharge from an obligation or commitment.
American Heritage
A freeing or being freed from a tax, obligation, etc.
Webster's New World
A relief from pain, cares, etc.
Webster's New World
Relief from emotional tension through a spontaneous, uninhibited expression of an emotion.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Release

  • Middle English relesen from Old French relaissier alteration of relacher from Latin relaxāre relax

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French relaisser (variant of relascher).

    From Wiktionary

  • re- +"Ž lease

    From Wiktionary

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